Spring 2014 has officially begun on higher education campuses across the nation, and also at All Saints' Fellowship Program in Fort Worth, Texas. Parish Fellow, Nathan Richardson, has completed his first semester at All Saints' and Rector, Fr. Chris Jambor, has shared his reflections on the program's pilot year. It has been a thrill to hear how well received and utilized the program has been in Fort Worth. The vision of MyMinistry.org and the Parish Fellowship Program has taken its first steps toward making space for young leaders in the church.
Nathan Richardson is an engaging, intelligent, prayerful young man whose commitment to our youth is evident. The youth enjoy a strong and personal relationship with him, particularly the Young Adult class (upper school youth). He has a great heart for mission and outreach work, and has been encouraging greater mission focus in the youth program. Nathan has experienced growth in many ways including self-discipline, responsibility, and participation in the wider congregation.
Nathan’s regular responsibilities include preparation for Young Adult lessons each week, and assisting our youth minister with EYC preparation. He has also been trained, licensed, and now serves in liturgical ministries of Lector, Lay Eucharistic Minister, and next semester as Subdeacon. Nathan also has regular responsibilities in the daily morning Eucharist as well as officiating at some of the Daily Offices during the week.
During the week, Nathan has been working part-time at a local multi-partner law office. He is engaged in the Wednesday evening Bible study as a student and also meets weekly with the clergy staff to discuss matters of theology and church history. Next semester Nathan will meet daily with the Rector in a discussion of liturgical and sacramental theology. A good deal of the second semester will also engage Nathan in preparing for a mission to Belize with the youth of the parish.
- Fr. Chris Jambor on the All Saints' Episcopal Church of Fort Worth Fellowship Program.